CBN To Arrest, Prosecute Anyone Spreading Fake News.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) claims that it is collaborating with intelligence and security services to apprehend and bring charges against those who spread false information about the bank issuing and disseminating outdated N500 and N1000 notes.

This was disclosed on Tuesday shortly after first lady, Aisha Buhari, shared the fake news that the CBN had been directed by her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, to reissue and recirculate old “N200, N500 and N1000 notes”.

“The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been drawn to a FAKE PRESS RELEASE purported to have emanated from the Bank to the effect that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reissuance and release of old N500 and N1000 notes as legal tender in the country.

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“The Bank is working with the law enforcement agencies to investigate, apprehend and prosecute the purveyors of this fake news,” the CBN’s statement reads.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Central Bank of Nigeria reiterates that in line with the directives of Mr. President, only N200 old notes are to be reissued and to circulate concurrently with the new notes. Members of the public are therefore advised to ignore this fake news,” the apex bank further said.

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